A Community of Scholars
Graduate students at USC are key members of the university’s community of scholars, contributing diverse viewpoints and fresh insights that are poised to make their mark on the theories, systems, inventions, public policy and creative work of the 21st century.
The Graduate School values the contribution of every graduate student. By adhering to the highest ethical standards, you and your professors establish the best possible environment for the open exchange of ideas—a hallmark of excellence in graduate education.
Excellence in graduate and professional education is critically dependent on the exchange of scholarly ideas among an increasingly diverse community of faculty and students. The values that characterize these interactions include dedication to excellence, mutual respect, fairness, collegiality, honesty and integrity.
Many resources are available to you as a USC graduate student. Among them are the Graduate and Professional Student Senate, the official voice of the graduate and professional student body; the Graduate and Professional Students' Advocates, your personal liaison with USC administration; and your faculty mentor.
If you encounter difficulties at any time during your graduate school career, please do not hesitate to contact The Graduate School for assistance. We are here to help ensure that you get the most out of your graduate program at USC.